based on the novel by Angelica Jacob, adapted by Ben Harrison

First performed in January 2002 in association with the Citizens’ Theatre at the Briggait Market, Glasgow and the Underbelly, Edinburgh.

In brief: Fermentation is the story of Odissa, a young French writer who falls pregnant to enigmatic fire-eater Serge. A heatwave enshrouds the country and a refuse strike leaves the streets littered with rubbish. The heat, stench and a growing craving for cheese curiously lead Odissa into a sexual fantasy world both shocking and beautiful. A chance encounter begins her eductaion in the world of cheese-making until, finally, she issues forth the fruit of her own labour. Her own little hand-made babe.